Daily Reflection for Wednesday, May 06, 2020
Peace and Blessings, Friends and Parishioners,
We encourage you to reflect on Wednesday’s readings at this link:
If you prefer to use your own Bible, the readings are:
First Reading: Acts 12:24B 13:5a
Responsorial: Psalm 67:2-3, 5, 6 and 8
Gospel: John 12:44-50
Our reflection on Wednesday’s readings:
“But the word of God continued to spread and grow.” Acts 12:24
What great achievements by the apostles! Despite Herod’s persecution of the church, they didn’t miss a beat but continued to boldly spread God’s word. That took courage and faith.
As we continue in this Easter season in the midst of the Coronavirus19, we are making the most of everything AND continuing to spread God’s word.
We cannot change our present day, but we can change how God’s word is spread. It’s amazing that technological advances allow us to continue to do as the apostles and spread God’s word and grow spiritually. This Easter season found us watching YouTube for Sunday and daily Mass. It allowed us to travel and hear God’s word virtually. Ways to transmit information have changed--God’s words remain constant. Presently, we cannot visit our previous states of residence; however, we can travel virtually anywhere, especially to churches for Mass in Kentucky, Missouri, Ohio, North Carolina, and Indiana.
I (Dorothy) love technology and welcomed a great sharing experience (virtual brunch with nine ladies) of spreading the word. Our leader provided us this way to share scripture, pray, meditate, as we actually saw each other on Zoom and enjoyed our meals together. Our Bible Study group in Indianapolis began in 2015 and at Christmas, 2018 our leader gave each of the nine ladies a copy of Jesus Calling, a book of short daily inspirations by Sarah Young. Our group’s focus is to make a commitment to follow Him and to share our thoughts via emails and texts.
We are so thankful for the many opportunities and ways to sow God’s seed and remain in the presence of His son, Jesus. May we ALL find ways to meditate, reflect, and grow in God’s word as we shelter in place.
“God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and Wisdom to know the difference.” Reinhold Niebuhr
May we spread God’s word,
Dorothy and Carlos Alexander